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that one hipster house genre
i'm late to the microgenres, what's it called?

lofi brofi "outsider house" williamsburg

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#26 joshuatx

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 02:22 PM

 

 

 

 

 house is already meh

 

 

calling an entire broad genre like that "meh" is ridiculous, even if much of it is mediocre or crap. that's what snobbery and music discussion forums are for after all. 

 

 

yeah I can't remember how many times a loved something I thought I was supposed to dislike. I got into metal recently actually, I always thought I hated it

 

 

there are very few types of music I don't care for and they are usually very specific joke or bullshit subgenres and/or trends, not genres/styles. as I've become older I've found it impossible to slag off any genre or style of music, and even I can't get into something I can find a reason to objectively respect it...a "i don't get it but I get it / to each their own" attitude

 

you dig deep into any genre and you'll find something that resonates with you



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 02:25 PM

I heard someone once call this genre "microhouse." I have nothing to add about that but it seems a fairly innocuous descriptor that could be used.

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 02:45 PM

I heard someone once call this genre "microhouse." I have nothing to add about that but it seems a fairly innocuous descriptor that could be used.

 

 

Nah man, microhouse is this sort of stuff



http://rateyourmusic...enre/microhouse


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Posted 30 November 2016 - 03:00 PM

Outsider House

 

https://www.theguard...use-dance-music



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 03:04 PM

this type of music is also known as bad music



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 03:17 PM

Stop being wrong Lopez.

 

I just ordered the DJ Seinfeld and Ross From Friends 12" too



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 03:45 PM

any other genres you dislike that you need to put a name to for some reason?



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 04:17 PM

I heard someone once call this genre "microhouse." I have nothing to add about that but it seems a fairly innocuous descriptor that could be used.

 

I think they were mistaken or using that term wrong - microhouse was like a take on minimal techno and glitch, but with a house tempo, vibe, etc. back in the mid-2000s

 

in other words it was very subtle and "neat sounding" stuff - the label Kompakt really honed in on microhouse especially on their Total compilations like this one

 

that said all of these scenes overlap


 

BINGO!

 

I knew there was an existing name coined for this stuff



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 04:24 PM

there was also Akufen, which was house made with microedits, but don't think that was really microhouse. It was amazing though.



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 04:33 PM

Yeah, outsider house is normally the name I see given to this stuff, although it's generally been used a bit less in the last year or so. Opal Tapes and LIES are putting out some of the best dance music around at the minute. Also totally behind this tape on Tekres.



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 05:06 PM

Stop being wrong Lopez.

 

I just ordered the DJ Seinfeld and Ross From Friends 12" too

there is no reason to listen to this music when ron trent exists



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 06:06 PM

I heard someone once call this genre "microhouse." I have nothing to add about that but it seems a fairly innocuous descriptor that could be used.


I think they were mistaken or using that term wrong - microhouse was like a take on minimal techno and glitch, but with a house tempo, vibe, etc. back in the mid-2000s

in other words it was very subtle and "neat sounding" stuff - the label Kompakt really honed in on microhouse especially on their Total compilations like this one

that said all of these scenes overlap

Outsider House

https://www.theguard...use-dance-music


BINGO!

I knew there was an existing name coined for this stuff

Ahh okay, gotcha, thanks for the clarification. There's so many subgenres of music, particularly electronic music these days, I barely try and classify anything anymore.

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 06:33 PM

LoFi/lofi is the reluctant but useful umbrella term.


Edited by sheathe, 01 December 2016 - 08:50 AM.


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Posted 30 November 2016 - 06:43 PM

Pantha du Prince doesn't belong anywhere in this thread.

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 06:49 PM

 


Edited by sheathe, 30 November 2016 - 07:01 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2016 - 09:04 PM

Ive noticed this style too!

Some gems out there tho

 

 

[sc5]225529956[/sc5]

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[sc5]216850663[/sc5]



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 11:02 PM

very nostalgic genre full of meta and feels currently beating out vapor wave for fave meta-genre

 

DJ Swagger is a current fave; this track ere in particular kinda defines this genre for me...


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Posted 30 November 2016 - 11:13 PM

also, can't not mention Rudolf C and just... this track...

 

 

  :music:



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Posted 01 December 2016 - 12:04 AM

interested in this thread cus i've been experimenting with a similar aesthetic myself since earlier in the year. i'll spoiler the rest as to not hijack the thread

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 12:47 AM

This thread makes apparent just how much genres are quite time-specific...  (duh)  Interesting.

 

Cuz first off-- the OP tracks are pretty good (!), but they're just "(old school) house", Detroit influence yadda yadda, style circa 1991~1994 or something like that (the pump shuffle house style was pretty huge when in the pop music scene, new jack swing was in vogue).  Because if you have any old school house cassette tapes from that era- produced with relatively high-end equipment of the time- it'll sound sorta like OP tracks.  But since we're in the future, all of a sudden if that cassette sound is used, it's "lo-fi". 

 

No wonder why elementary school kids don't know good drum n bass...  

You have to call it "lo-fi old-school vinyl-samplist bro-core 9000", and then they're like, "Oooooh, yah- I know Photek."



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Posted 01 December 2016 - 01:38 AM

man this thread is triggering me.

 

it's called LoFi, but lots of the stuff people have been making in 2016 is what i call "BroFi"

 

you can basically learn everything you need to know about lofi by going to my soundcloud and clicking through my followers/following. i started trying to make it in Q3 2014.

 

outsider house is another good term but that i think should be applied to EARLY lofi, like huerco s. the main rallying release for me was Huerco S - Colonial patterns, but even that is him straying from the more traditional lofi sound that i'd say began to gain strength in 2012. Terekke, Route 8, etc.

 

but yeah, LoFi/lofi is the reluctant but useful umbrella term.

 

Yeah, outsider house is normally the name I see given to this stuff, although it's generally been used a bit less in the last year or so. Opal Tapes and LIES are putting out some of the best dance music around at the minute. Also totally behind this tape on Tekres.

 

 

aight watmm delivered... knew there would be a term for this. outsider house tho? i guess that i shouldnt be too surprised that music journalism would appropriate a term that nobody the art world can use with a straight face because of its connection to colonialism and its fixation with mental illness. funny that huerco s is seen as the originat

 

 

This thread makes apparent just how much genres are quite time-specific...  (duh)  Interesting.

 

Cuz first off-- the OP tracks are pretty good (!), but they're just "(old school) house", Detroit influence yadda yadda, style circa 1991~1994 or something like that (the pump shuffle house style was pretty huge when in the pop music scene, new jack swing was in vogue).  Because if you have any old school house cassette tapes from that era- produced with relatively high-end equipment of the time- it'll sound sorta like OP tracks.  But since we're in the future, all of a sudden if that cassette sound is used, it's "lo-fi". 

 

No wonder why elementary school kids don't know good drum n bass...  

You have to call it "lo-fi old-school vinyl-samplist bro-core 9000", and then they're like, "Oooooh, yah- I know Photek."

 

well yes, duh. context is a big part of it and i guess i'm glad that "it's all about the music" attitude is finally fading away. to give a more extreme (in terms of time) example, consider parade, an opera by satie from 1917. if you were to make something similar (cubist costumes and everything) in 2017 most people in the opera scene would simply say it's a bit shit, something people from the local hobby theatre would make if they smoke too much weed. 1917 it was revolutionary

 

thanks for the vids & links everyone

 

 

edit/ mgf, that sounds amazing. just visited your sc to follow you & noticed i already do. been listening to that gravity came from the roof... ep for 1 year now. awesome stuff.


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Posted 01 December 2016 - 02:05 AM

you can basically learn everything you need to know about lofi by going to my soundcloud and clicking through my followers/following. i started trying to make it in Q3 2014.

ok so why dont you, like, link it 



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Posted 01 December 2016 - 02:09 AM

thanks marian! that was unexpected, i'm one of those people who hates everything they release so it's nice to know that it sits well with some people. looks like i'm already following you on sc too.



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Posted 01 December 2016 - 02:42 AM

 

you can basically learn everything you need to know about lofi by going to my soundcloud and clicking through my followers/following. i started trying to make it in Q3 2014.

ok so why dont you, like, link it 

 

 

people are posting several of my lofi friends in here so surely it's only a matter of time until I pop up, right??

 

i already linked it anyway



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Posted 01 December 2016 - 03:22 AM

 

 

you can basically learn everything you need to know about lofi by going to my soundcloud and clicking through my followers/following. i started trying to make it in Q3 2014.

ok so why dont you, like, link it 

 

 

people are posting several of my lofi friends in here so surely it's only a matter of time until I pop up, right??

 

i already linked it anyway

 

ok sorry i'm late and ignorant to the funky microgenre party. no dis intended

 

i'm jus chillin here enjoying my brofi





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